Main Dishes

Collection by Sam E

Traditional Slovak Haluski

Rating: 5 stars 9
This has been in my family for generations coming from Czechoslovakia. Traditionally, it is mixed with goat cheese from Czechoslovakia but since it's not available here in the States, we use brick cheese or feta. We eat this as a main meal but can be served as a side. Serve as is or add kielbasa on the side or slice up kielbasa and mix it in with haluski! Serve with warm crusty bread.

Traditional Filipino Lumpia

Rating: 4.5 stars 506
Crispy fried spring rolls filled with pork and veggies are the perfect app!


Rating: 4.5 stars 282
This is a recipe from County Mayo. It is traditional Halloween fare but good anytime! Kale can be substituted for cabbage.

Modern Colcannon

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
I remember watching a cooking show and hearing of this awesome Irish meal, and so I changed it to fit my own needs and likes/dislikes. I love it and my boyfriend gets very excited when we get to make this dish! It's not only easy, but it's great as a leftover too! Garlic-flavored chicken broth works very well in this recipe.

Diane's Colcannon

Rating: 5 stars 819
Irish mashed potatoes mixed with sautéed cabbage, onion, and crisp bacon.

Spaghetti Squash Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 68
Spaghetti squash seasoned with onion, jalapeno pepper, and taco seasoning makes a great meat-free alternative for taco night.

Russian Beet Salad with Herring

Rating: 4.5 stars 33
This salad is commonly known in Russia as a 'Herring under the Winter Coat Salad.' It is a must for every Russian holiday, however, you have to have a taste for herring and beets. Every Russian craves this salad, but my American hubby doesn't care for it. I use a clear bowl for this salad so that you could see all ingredients in it.

Beet Pierogies

Rating: 4 stars 18
A great and unique way to use up some garden beets. The dough in the recipe can be used for any pierogies. Get creative and try it with your favorite mashed potato recipe as a filling, or even pie filling. Excellent with sour cream!

Braised Lamb with Radishes and Mint

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
In this Basque-inspired braised lamb shoulder, the radishes that are cooked with the lamb absorb the other flavors in the dish. I really hope you give this strange, but exciting braised lamb dish a try soon.

Chef John's Taco-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Rating: 5 stars 15
Zucchini is not very exciting, interesting, or fun to eat, which is basically the opposite of a taco. But what we're going to do here is use the same filling used to make tacos to stuff zucchini and turn something that's generally unremarkable into something that is incredibly remarkable. This isn't some kind of low-carb substitute gimmick--these really were amazing. Serve topped with diced tomato, green onions, sour cream, and cilantro, or any toppings you prefer.

Healthy Sloppy Joes with Lentils

Rating: 4 stars 2
This version of Sloppy Joes ups the nutrition ante by swapping the meat for lentils, and adding in extra veggies. Adjust this recipe to how you prefer your Sloppy Joes--make them sweeter with additional molasses, spicier with additional chili powder, or tangier with additional mustard. Serve warm, with your favorite rolls or buns, and top with sliced red onion and fresh spinach or lettuce, if desired.

Red Lentil Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 1429
A rich and hearty vegetarian curry made with onions, spices, and tomato.